Opening to the public soon…


Discover more than just Romans in DEVA!

Chester will be gaining a reinvented Roman museum attraction with a contemporary twist.

The site has been home to a respected museum for more than 30 years, now under new management, it is undergoing a complete revamp to create a new attraction for the city.

Deva Roman Discovery Centre will be a Roman attraction worthy of Britain’s most Roman of cities and will create a destination for the city to be proud of revealing its fascinating past.

You can expect the usual Roman soldiers and a self guided tour but you can also experience plenty of hands-on activities, new interactive displays, new activities for schools and show-stopping light and sound projections designed to recreate the past and explain history as you have never seen it before bringing shadows to life!

Not forgetting the visible archaeological remains which are the best to be found anywhere in the North West, encompassing not only a series of impressive Roman structures, but a complete timeline of activity stretching over 2000 years.

We have been concentrating on the remains and will continue to do so over the next few years. Visitors will find themselves part of our work as we share what we have discovered and create a new area for visitors to explore.

School bookings are being taken for dates after September 2021 – email deva@bigheritage.co.uk